Thursday, May 29, 2008

127: What's Going On?

today a dozen covers from the title song
of what is probably Marvin's finest hour.
First of all, it's too bad Jimmy McGriff died
the other day, may he groove in peace forever!
Second, till today (no less than 37 years ago!)
that song -and album, for that matter- hasn't lost
ANY of its importance, dealing with items as urban decay,
environmental woes, military turbulence, police brutality,
unemployment and poverty (quoted from AMG) Essential.
The Ricardo McNealy version is from a CD by the Truth & Soul
label, one I (actually!) WON over at Heavy Soul Brutha's place
in a contest! Recommended. (all stuff from Truth & Soul btw)
So cool :-)
(& thanks again H.S.B.!!!)
Malik Adouane did an odd all-covers-tracks album a while back,
one of them was the hilarious "Shaft" (maybe a next time),
today we & lots of others don't know what's going on,
so enjoy these dirty dozen!
1. Donny Hathaway - What's Going On (5:23)
2. Esquires - What's Going On (4:26)
3. Funk Brothers - What's Going On (w/ Chaka Khan) (4:00)
4. Jimmy McGriff - What's Going On (4:30)
5. Joe Longthorne - What's Going On (4:16)
6. Les McCann - What's Going On (7:28)
7. Malik Adouane - What's Going On (5:02)
8. Penny Goodwin - What's Going On (5:42)
9. Ricardo Giesta - What's Going On (5:34)
10. Timothy McNealy - What's Going On (3:44)
11. Warrior King - What's Going On (3:36)
12. Weather Report - What's Going On (6:28)


HeavySoulBrutha DaveB. said...


A bit late on stopping over. Nice post my friend. What a great tribute to a classic song. All the best!!

Peace and SOUL,

Anonymous said...

thnx for the grat contribution !

lazy said...

I ALWAYS use this to open my dj set with!
So Many thanks for these mixes! as before YOU ROCK!